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The British author - Michael Morpurgo once said - ‘Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny, and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children.’
It was a similar outlook that led to the establishment of the Cayman Turtle Centre. When we heard about the sea turtle that was found afloat in Crystal Harbour by local boaters last Wednesday, our team members - Walter and Navi instantly offered to volunteer and assist Department of Environment for extricating the turtle.
The boaters who found the turtle contacted DoE’s turtle team, and along with the staff from Island Vet, our team members helped in administering antibiotics and performing X-rays. While the cause of distress is still unsure, the Department of Environment is thoroughly taking care of the 4-year old turtle with periodical feeding and regular check-ups.
The Cayman Turtle Centre is all about rescuing, caring, and protecting the wildlife of the island. We are extremely proud to have staff members like Walter and Navi, who go above and beyond to save animals.